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Milford on sea, lymington

By xsophiieex06  
Taking a walk in the beautiful sunset on a Saturday evening, and saw a brilliant opportunity for a photo.
I have not photo shopped or edited this image except for adding a darker filter,

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banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4247 Canada
15 Jul 2014 6:02PM
When you have a clear horizon in the shot like this one, make sure its level. You might need to do this in post processing, - this needs a clock-wise rotation.

After the Sun has set is often the best time for sunset shots, as the sky will be a very vivid colour, as will any clouds that are near the horizon.


dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 776 England
15 Jul 2014 8:12PM
The line of the beach and wave make a good diagonal.
i would expect this to be warmer in tone. Did you set Auto for white balance? If so, the camera would remove much of the warm tone of the setting sun. Next time, try setting Daylight balance to keep the warm tone.
I shall try a mod, putting the warmth back in using software.

The sun is very central. Positioning it halfway between the centre and the edge, on an imaginary line a third of the way in to the image would give a more pleasing composition.
However, if for example you find a symmetrical foreground, a central placement could work very well.

paulbroad 13 131 1293 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2014 7:30AM
You do need to straighten that horizon. It needs a subject. The sunset is not strong enough to stand alone and a silhouetted figure in the foreground on left third would make it. Sunsets often look so good to the eye, but do not photograph well.

dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1859 England
17 Jul 2014 6:28PM
One degree of rotation clockwise sorts the horizon.

I've also warmed the colour, and darkened the midtones a little, plus cropping to put the sun on the top right third - where imaginary lines dividing the picture into nine equal rectangles would meet. This is called the Rule of Thirds - it can definitely be broken, but it usually makes htings look really good: it's a sort of default setting.

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